Coleen Tjikune started singing in church at the tender age of 6 years old. Her passion for music became stronger as she grew older, but because of the perception that a career in music would not provide financial stability, she focused on obtaining a good education.
As her passion for music grew she was determined to challenge the status quo and began exploring her vocal skills in musical competitions, both locally and internationally, where she received acclaim.
Her Rise to Fame
Her success in these competitions gave her the opportunity to work with Indasoul Entertainment, a company responsible for the sound tracks of the Hollywood film 'The Notebook'.
Striving for the Best
During the birth of her music career as 'Chikune', she began her studies in Medicine at the University of Namibia; and having successfully graduated in 2021 - she earned a bachelor of Medicine & Surgery and the prestigious title of 'Medical Doctor'.
Reaching New Heights
While studying, against all odds, she managed to build the Brand of Chikune,
… achieving international collaborations with East African acclaimed artists Nyashinski and Mbosso, giving rise to the hits ‘Too much sauce’ and ‘Pieces’ the remix respectively. The latter being the only music video in Namibia to break the record of one hundred thousand views in less than 24 hours to date.
Chikune has released two albums,
… which have both been successful in recieving local and international nominations and awards. Chikune is known to entice her audience with her creative and beautiful music videos, with more than 900 000 views on her YouTube.
Bringing You Authentic Music
Coleen describes her sound as:
… a sound that becomes a pleasant ‘ear worm’ you wouldn’t want to shake off easily’.
Singer / Medical Doctor
Finally, now that Chikune recently graduated and is now a qualified Medical Doctor, she is excited about devoting one hundred percent of her time to her music, something she wasn't able to do before.
Achievements over the years.
Endorsements and Social Projects
Under Coca-cola, Chikune is a brand influencer for the Powerplay Energy Drink
WOMEN'S ACTION FOR DEVELOPMENT (WAD); NAMIBIA
Chikune is currently the brand ambassador for WAD and recently and successful took part part in the a campaign to eliminate tax from sanitary products